Posted by in News on September 7, 2015

Congo-Kinshasa: DRC Bans Documentary On Rape By Militia, Army

Congo: The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Thursday banned a documentary on a gynaecologist helping women raped during armed conflict, saying it contained “unfounded accusations” against the army.

The film The Man Who Mends Women, which was released in Belgium in April, portrays Denis Mukwege, who won the 2014 Sakharov human rights award for treating thousands of rape victims.

Human rights activists say rape is routinely used to subjugate local populations in eastern DRC, where dozens of armed groups compete for control over the region’s rich natural resources and fight with the army.

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Source: Allafrica

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